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November 26, 2008

Maasai Tribesmen Pulling For Obama

By Dan Reich 
Photos by Ellen Goldstein 
On the outskirts of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, we visited a small Maasai Village to learn about the lives and customs of its inhabitants. But after discovering that we were Americans, everyone in the village wanted to know: were we going to vote for Obama?

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Puget Sound Winemakers: Far from Napa

By George Cagala
A sip of Siegerrebe, a nip of Müller-Thurgau, a tot of Madeleine Angevine. We’re not in Napa anymore. We’re in Puget Sound... wine country.

Okay, maybe this land of thick forests, gray winters and killer whales doesn’t have the same viticultural cachet as its better-known neighbor to the south. But just wait another 80 or 90 years, predicts Leah Waaramaki, a young winemaker on Whidbey Island, an hour northwest of Seattle where forests of alder, fir, cedar and cottonwood still dominate the landscape.

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“The Great Carrier Reef”:The World’s Newest Must-Do Scuba Experience

By Kimberly Damon
“Oriskany… de-e-e-e-PAR-ted,” the retired Bosun’s mate called out, a crisp salute and rigid military attention belying the tear in his eye. He had served on the USS Oriskany, an Essex class aircraft carrier that last saw active duty in 1975.

Since then, the “Mighty O” languished, too small and obsolete to serve, too obscure to claim a spot as a museum or tourist destination—until now.

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Floating Above the Earth: Ballooning in the Aussie Outback

By Ellen Hill  
Photos: David Hill

We are caught between the cusp of a new day and the last flickers of night, strangers pressed together in a wicker basket, suspended 1,000 feet above the ground in the center of Australia.

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Romantic, Practical Ettlingen -- Where Germany and France Overlap

By Julia Drake
If you want to explore the Black Forest in Germany, but a wine tour through the French Alsace Lorraine wine region sounds just as tempting, stay in Ettlingen, and you can enjoy both. 

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The Pueblos of New Mexico: A Journey One Thousand Years Back in Time

By Stephen Power
Just 90 minutes from Santa Fe or Albuquerque, you can dive into a world apart... and explore some  of the oldest tribal communities in the United States.

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